1.3 miles
Distance
84 ft
Climb
-45 ft
Descent
00:23:40
Avg time

Blue Highway Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - October
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #1124

Blue Highway is an out-and-back along the same trail with a "lollipop" loop at the end to turn you around. Most of the trail is on open rock face with some dirt single track connectors between open rock area. You have to climb a few minutes through single track dirt trail to get to the rock. Access to the main Blue Highway loop is via Centennial Trail, also open rock face. Centennial is mixed used, and Blue Highway was designed for mountain biking, but is also open to hikers. You'll find mostly mountain bikers on Blue Highway.

Riders comment mostly on how well the trail flows, with lot's of options to drop or roll 1 - 3 foot drops. The connector from Caddy Lake is worth the extra 5-10 minutes as you're treated to a wood wall ride, and lots of flowing open rock face on your way to the McGillivray Falls parking lot, which feeds to the main access point to the Blue Highway trail. The trail is well signed.

Throughout the trail system there are a few challenging "A line" drops, each of which have ride arounds. This is definitely one of the most fun trails in the area!

Access Info

There are two optional trail head starting places. One is at McGillivray Falls, the other, just a few minutes by bike/ car away, is Caddy Lake Resort camp ground. Both have ample parking. The trail head is about 160 km East from the city of Winnipeg, taking either Highway #15 and #44 or highway #1 and #44 (West Hawk turn off), and about 11km west of West Hawk Lake MB on Hwy 44. If you're coming from Falcon Trails Resort it's about 35km with two options, Hwy #1 and #44, or Hwy 301 (a rural Hwy).

The trail head at Caddy Lake is on the south side of Hwy 44, at the junction of Hwy 44 and Fireroad C 2 (which is the road into the camp ground - resort. There are signs at both trail heads designating Blue Highway, and directional signs to guide you through the entire trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Blue Highway mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    40 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,138 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,217 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,159 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,199 ft
  • Grade
    0.574%
  • Grade max
    -9.779%
  • Grade min
    10.788%
  • Distance climb
    2,011 ft
  • Distance down
    1,642 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,237 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:40
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on Jun 25, 2016
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Blue Highway Trail Reports

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Jun 25, 2016 @ 2:21pm
Jun 25, 2016
reporter Roads closed due to flooding. Stairs and bridges at McGillivray Falls washed out. Trail will be too wet to ride on for the next week. Will...
Jun 24, 2016 @ 6:50pm
Jun 24, 2016
reporter Rock is dry in most parts with some large sections of water draining over. Climb from Caddy and from McGillivray is very wet and mucky.
Jun 24, 2016 @ 6:50pm
Jun 24, 2016
reporter
Signage is now up on re-route that avoids chronic mucky stretch. Old section is decommissioned and soon to be blocked. Please enjoy the new...
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May 31, 2016 @ 11:46am
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Blue Highway, West Hawk Lake
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May 31, 2016 @ 11:46am
May 31, 2016
Blue Highway, West Hawk Lake

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